Wednesday, 03 June, 2020

PM releases stamps, opens Post Office’s digital financial service

Published on: 8:02 pm - Tuesday | March 26, 2019

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today released a commemorative postage stamp, a first-day cover and a data card marking the 49th Independence and National Day.

The premier released the stamp and the first day cover of Taka 10 and the data card of Taka 5 at her official Ganabhaban residence here this afternoon.

A special canceller was used on the occasion.

The premier also launched Bangladesh Post Office’s digital financial service ‘Nagad’ through the same function.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Post and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar, Secretary-in-Charge of the Post and Telecommunications Ministry Ashoke Kumar Biswash and Director General of Bangladesh Post Office Sushanta Kumar Mandal were present on the occasion, among others.

The stamp, first-day cover and data card would be sold from Philatelic Bureau of Dhaka GPO today and those would be available at other GPOs and head post offices across the country later.

There is also an arrangement for special canceller in four GPOs to be used
for the first-day cover.

The prime minister opened the Postal Cash Card and EMTS services on March
26 in 2010.

Bangladesh Post Office introduced Postal Cash Card on the basis of the main
policy – ‘Financial inclusion of the people deprived of the banking

‘Nagad’ is the newly-shaped financial services of the existing Postal Cash
Card and the Electronic Money Transfer System (EMTS) services, officials
concerned said.

It is an expanded digital financial service which is capable of making
speedy financial transaction through various digital channels like apps,
mobile phones, ATM, POS terminals, NFC-enabled devices, chips,
electronically-enabled cards, biometric devices, tabs, the officials said.